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Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators yesterday, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty is urging the Israeli authorities to lift the travel ban on nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu so he can attend UK events on the protection of whistleblowers.
Amnesty International has called on the Ukrainian authorities to respond to any protester violence in a targeted and proportionate manner.
Up to 2,000 students have marched across central London today, defying injunctions by the University of London banning demonstrations.
The conviction and imprisonment of 21 women following a pro-Morsi demonstration shows the Egyptian authorities continue to punish peaceful dissent, says Amnesty.
The violent dispersal of demonstrators on Independence Square (Maidan) in the centre of Kyiv shows a shameful disregard for peoples right to peacefully protest, says Amnesty.
Emergency decrees issued by the King of Bahrain which include the banning of protests are a shameful attempt to ban dissent and freedom of expression, says Amnesty.
The UN Secretary- General has condemned the upsurge of violence in Egypt, calling for peaceful protest and respect for the right to free speech and assembly.
Ban Ki-moon has underscored the support of the United Nations for an Egyptian Government fully accountable to its people.
The municipal authorities of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, must allow the planned Baltic Pride to take place, says Amnesty International